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Hyperoodon planifrons Flower 1882 (southern bottlenose whale)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Ziphiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 63850

Alternative combination: Hyperoodon (Frasercetus) planifrons

Synonyms: Delphinus hyperoodon Desmarest 1822 (no. 307826), Hyperoodon burmeisterei Moreno 1888 (no. 129142), Hyperoodon burmeisteri Moreno 1888 (no. 69808)

Belongs to Hyperoodon according to P. Hershkovitz 1966

Sister taxa: Hyperoodon (Frasercetus), Hyperoodon ampullatus

Type specimens:

  • Hyperoodon planifrons: BMNH 1814a-82.3.21.1, a skull. Its type locality is Lewis Island, which is in a Holocene coastal horizon in Australia.
  • Delphinus hyperoodon:
  • Hyperoodon burmeisteri:

Ecology: ground dwelling piscivore-carnivore